Gerard Quirk, who won a point and a bumper with Fiddlededee
, has a five-year-old half-brother by Saffron Walden called Father Gilligan and Real Steel, a halfbrother to Grangeclare Gold, is a four-year-old under the care of Pat Doyle for Gigginstown House Stud.
Fiddlededee has her second start for Jonjo O''Neill in Towcester''s ladbrokes.
Beaten just under two lengths at Bangor last month, Fiddlededee will strip much fitter.
6m Beneficial -Betty Balfour Mrs Peter Bond 2586-31 RPR 117h OR 114h Was always going to be better when facing a trip and won at Uttoxeter over 3m last time.
5m Beneficial - Betty Balfour Mrs Peter Bond 1F-125 RPR 96h She's a very nice mare and finished second in her first bumper for us at Bangor.
Local trainer Jonjo O'Neill was the other man with six figures to spend and he saw off Ben de Haan and Shark Hanlon as he paid pounds 125,000 for the five-yearold mare Fiddlededee
, winner of a point-to-point in March and a Tipperary bumper last week for her owner-trainer-breeder Gerard Quirk.
Although she won't be sporting his principal patron JP McManus's colours, Fiddlededee
will race for a different existing owner at O'Neill's Jackdaws Castle stable.
Daughter of Beneficial, easy winner of mares' bumper at Tipperary last week 132 Thyne For Deploy Won a 3m novice hurdle at Hexham on Saturday by 7l 139 Smokey Joe Joe A late entry, impressive winner of a four-year-old maiden point at Lisronagh on Saturday Sold last year From 68 horses offered, 38 sold (55 per cent) for turnover of pounds 589,400, average of pounds 15,510 and median of pounds 7,000.
The mares' point-to-point bumper, won impressively last year by For Bill, saw another stylish victor in the progressive Fiddlededee
Northern Dancer Special Nureyev Marie D'Argonne Cozzene Stufida Alleged Ballet De France High Top Mountain Lodge Jefferson Mohair Caro Ride The Trails Bustino Zerbinetta Hoist The Flag Princess Pout Northern Dancer Fabulous Native Derring-Do Camenae Blakeney Fiddlededee
Forli Thong Nearctic Natalma Charlottesville Monticella Blue Tom Imberline Fortino Chambord Prince John Wildwook Busted Ship Yard Henry The Seventh Yucatan Tom Rolfe Wavy Navy Prince John Determined Lady Nearctic Natalma Le Fabuleux Alyne Que Darius Sipsey Bridge Vimy Madrilene Hethersett Windmill Girl Acropolis Eyewash Polar Falcon Fearless Revival Pivotal (ch 1993) Maycocks Bay (b 1998) Muhtarram Beacon Bred by Lady Bamford in England SARISKA b f 14-2-2006
She was 20 and we didn't know whether to mate her again, but we did, and she bred Fiddlededee
[in 1967], who became the dam of Mountain Lodge.